JunKing Card Game Up on Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Apr 6th, 2015

JunKing is a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter and looking for funding. Players are Imps that are all in a junkyard trying to find the most valuable pieces of junk. You draw from the junk pile and play a card from your hand. Play progresses until someone finds the crown.
The campaign is set to run for another 32 days.

From the campaign:

JunKing is a game about finding and hoarding junk. Everyone draws off the same shuffled deck of cards in the center of play, called the junkpile. Players are the Scavenger Imps looking for valuable pieces of discarded garbage from both our world and the Imp Lands that bestow prestige by their mere possession.

On your turn you draw a card, put a piece of junk into play from your hand, and then use one of the abilities on any of your cards in play.

All junk is worth something and the objective of JunKing is to amass the best hoard of junk. In the Junkpile, there is one card that is the most coveted item called “The Crown”. Once a player draws that card, the game is over and everyone adds up the points displayed on the pieces of junk they have found or hoarded. The player with the most points wins the current round/game. The game only takes about 15 minutes to play, and is designed for multiple rounds of games, in much the same way you would play other fast paced games.

I designed JunKing with these three principles in mind:

Simple Game Mechanics
Short Gameplay
Strong Strategic Elements

What this has resulted in is a game I can play with my two young daughters, teaching them about strategy as they read the cards and understand their interplay. JunKing is also a game that I can bring out at the office to play with my veteran gamer friends, creating a strategic showdown late in the game as we’re jockeying for position to draw The Crown.


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